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Old 26th May 2006, 15:25   #16
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thanx a lot all you guys.....

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Engine : both are 4 stroke , single cylinder , air cooled
Engine displacement : Karizma 225 cc----Pulsar 178.60 cc
Max Power : Karizma 17 bhp at 8000 rpm-----Pulsar 16.5 bhp at 8000 rpm


Both have front discs and rear drums.both have mag wheels.

Thats why when i said that what i meant is besides a few things the performance of the two are similar.


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Max Power : Karizma 17 bhp at 8000 rpm-----Pulsar 16.5 bhp at 8000 rpm

Both have front discs and rear drums.both have mag wheels.

Thats why when i said that what i meant is besides a few things the performance of the two are similar.

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Just a correction Zma produces 17bhp@7000 rpm. Performance might be similar but the way these two bikes handle\behave is way different
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@revtech - How are you so confident that you'll get Michelins / Barracuda for 17 inchers?

n yeah.. what is this barracuda thingy? for bikes?

from what i know, the M45 s imports have also stopped.
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Old 26th May 2006, 18:33   #19
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Just a correction Zma produces 17bhp@7000 rpm. Performance might be similar but the way these two bikes handle\behave is way different

well i remember reading that some where but i maybe wrong.so sorry for the wrong piece of info.

any way i have not mention that pulsar is a better performer than the karizma any way in my post so i dont see the need to argue with this.The Karizma maybe a better performer but what im tryin to say is that the pulsar isnt far behind.


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Old 26th May 2006, 18:54   #20
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n yeah. take off that stupid plastic cover over the seat. looks yuck and is way too dangerous .
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Excellent review Revtech beautifully written and your bike looks amazing. Fear the Black?

The 180 Pulsar accelerates faster then a ZMA to 60 and then its the ZMA which takes the cake.
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@revtech - How are you so confident that you'll get Michelins / Barracuda for 17 inchers?

n yeah.. what is this barracuda thingy? for bikes?

from what i know, the M45 s imports have also stopped.

because i checked at the shop and he told me he has it in that size !!

No the M45 is still available in a few shops.you just have to look around and No its not old stock.

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n yeah. take off that stupid plastic cover over the seat. looks yuck and is way too dangerous .
well " The stupid Plastic Cover " came with the bike and the dealer suggested i keep it on for the monsoons to prevent the seat from gettin soaking wet.and when you look at the bike it isnt really noticible unless you see it closely.any way thanx for the suggestion.


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Hey revtech nice review. Anyways the gearbox has improved a lot compared to the initial lot of the P180. But believe me or not, the best and the smoothest gearbox is that of the Honda Unicorn. Nothin beats it. The Karizma does look good in yellow and red. But its too tall and that spoils the look.

Anyways coming back to the Pulsar Black, just take care of the Black. Have heard of the paint peeling off. Put a nice pair of clip-ons on it now.

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nice review revtech, i used to own version 1 of the bike and i bought the bike the day it was launched and kept it for 2 years and the bike was absolute delight to use and now when ive sold the bike i miss my bike and regret my decision to sell the bike.
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got my bike back from the first service and it feels really smooth.i dont think they have changed any of my settings.everything seems fine.will just check out the FE now and keep you guys updated.the service manager told me they use Castrol GTX.now isnt that for cars because i remember reading that somewhere. but it feels really smooth so its k.but i still have a slight squeakin noise coming from my rear shocks.any idea what that could be.


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nice review revtech, i used to own version 1 of the bike and i bought the bike the day it was launched and kept it for 2 years and the bike was absolute delight to use and now when ive sold the bike i miss my bike and regret my decision to sell the bike.
i know what you mean dude.this is the first vehicle i have personally owned....cause im only 18 but i know im gonna be heart broken when i havta sell her.
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DONOT use castrol GTX. Thats a CAR 20W40 oil.

Use the regular 20W50 available from the better-off service stations.
Go for Power1 (not power1 JetX) if you dont have any choice.
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yea i know its for cars....but its 20 W 50 for sure.this was the first service so i just let them change the oil.next time ill take my own and yea i wanted to use power 1 only.
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Revtech am not saying X bike is better than Y bike, all i am saying is that though they ahev similar power figures they behave quite differently. I have onwed both & so know

I have used Power 1(In my 180 DTSi) for over 10k kms now & can surely say that its an amazing engine oil, you can feel the difference in smoothness & pickup.

Also irrespective of what the manual says keep chaning the engine oil around 1700-2000 kms your engine will be in great shape My 180 is still on stock clutch plates after 29k kms :-)
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thanx for the suggestion technocrat.will do the same....i too was thinking of changin engine oil every 2000-2500 kms...
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I have used Power 1(In my 180 DTSi) for over 10k kms now & can surely say that its an amazing engine oil, you can feel the difference in smoothness & pickup.

but isnt Castrol Power1 20W40 ?? and does it meet the requirement of the 180 ??

because many people have told me that there is no oil which is absolutely perfect for the 180 so im really confused which oil to use.

My bikes done close to 1500 kms so i wanted to change the oil.so thats why i wanted to know which one to use.

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